What classic piece of literature most intimidates you, and why? (Or, are you intimidated by the classics, and why? And has your view changed at all since you joined our club?)
I tend to get nervous before I start most books (classics or not)… “Will I like it?” “Will I stick with it and finish it?” I don’t tend to finish books that I don’t like, so I get over-analyzey on each book that I start. Not very helpful, mind you. It’s part of the reason I started the Read-a-Longs. I need other people to push me to keep reading, even when I don’t feel like it, and point out (in times of frustration) that even during the parts of books I don’t like – there’s usually still something to be noticed (particularly in those lovely time-tested works).
Am I the only one with this crazy anxiety? What about you – what would your answer to this question be?